Developing practical strategies to improve employment outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through community collaboration and partnerships.

  
 
Forum: 19th-20th October 2021 (Live-stream available) | Post-Forum Workshop: 21st October 2021 (SOLD OUT) | Location: Brisbane 
 
It is no secret that Indigenous Australians have much lower employment rates and workforce participation representation than other Australian’s, multiplied and intertwined with systemic social, cultural, geographic and economic disparities.  
  
As halving the gap in employment outcomes set within the decade long Closing the Gap targets failed to be met, it is apparent that considerable skill gaps and incompatibilities within the industry continue to persist as barriers to job retention, career progression, and leadership opportunities.  
  
The Indigenous Employment Forum aims to showcase, frame and foster discussions and put forward practical solutions to protect and grow culture to be at the forefront of businesses and communities.  
  
If you identify as an Indigenous or non-indigenous businessperson/organisation seeking to dive deeper into cultural workplace engagement and developing sustainable Indigenous employment strategies, join us in forwarding the discussion on approaches that all Australian businesses and communities can undertake to sustain Indigenous economic development in shaping greater futures.
 
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A portion of proceeds from the forum will go to our Community Charity Partner, The First Australians Chamber of Commerce & Industry, to support their continuous efforts to locate and engage with First Australian Business Owners for the purpose of meaningful procurement and economic growth for First Australian Communities. 
 

PART OF THE AVENTEDGE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS  

**Aventedge would like acknowledge the traditional owners of this country, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging**  
 
 

POST FORUM WORKSHOP - 21 OCTOBER 2021

Empowering Indigenous Engagement and Career Development
Looking into career development pathways, training and strategies to support Indigenous talent engagement, recruitment and retention.  
 
Key takeaways:    
  • Embedding the impacts of culture within communication, teamwork and how you do business  
  • How can we improve recruitment strategies and pre-employment training 
  • Retention and development of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent within workplace programs 
  • Measuring Success 
Led by:
 
 
John Briggs, Managing Director, John Briggs Consultancy (JB) 
 
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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Shelley Cable

Chief Executive Officer Generation One

Minderoo Foundation

Florence Drummond

CEO and Co-founder

Indigenous Women in Mining and Resources Australia

Steven Fordham

Managing Director

Blackrock Industries

Dennis Batty

Executive Director

Indigenous Employment Partners

Joel Anderson

Senior Indigenous Coordinator

Hutchinson Builders

Brian French

Approvals and Cultural Heritage Manager

Glencore Coal

Matt Rix

Senior Consultant Indigenous Recruitment

Origin Energy

Sheryl Batchelor

Founder and Director

Yiliyapinya Indigenous Corporation

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REASONS TO ATTEND

  • Develop greater business strategy for framing mentoring and traineeships with discussions from Indigenous Employment Partners, Yarpa and IWIMRA 
  • The Kinaway Chamber of Commerce in diversifying business to account for changes in the market and to your client base. 
  • Dive into case studies from both Indigenous and non-indigenous businesses in training, development and program design with Glencore, Hutchinson Builders, Barpa and Winya 
  • Discover how to enable flexible work practice to support and provide career development and sustainable progression 
  • Empower and drive Indigenous entrepreneurship alongside First Innovators and Origin Energy 
  • Inquire into educational initiatives and programs from the community to prepare Indigenous youth with Solarbuddy 
  • Building relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations Blackrock Industries
  • Hear about how Indigenous communities are assisting to close the information technology skill gap for Indigenous Australians with Baidam Solutions. 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Indigenous business networks, government officials, industry bodies and associations, land and local councils, prescribed body corporates, community service providers, businesses, entrepreneurs and corporations who work in:   
  • Workforce development 
  • Employment 
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Participation 
  • Community Development 
  • Indigenous Engagement 
  • Indigenous Affairs
  • Human Resources 
  • Diversity/Inclusion 
  • Recruitment/Talent Sourcing 
  • Job Support Networks 
  • Indigenous Education Programs 
  • Organisational Development
  • Coaching/Mentoring 
  • Indigenous Business 
  • Reconciliation Action Plans 
  • Training and Development 

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VENUE

The Indigenous Employment Forum will be held at: 
 
Hilton Brisbane
Address: 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, 4000 
Conference Room: Queens Ballroom
Workshop Room: Samford
 
T: +61 7 3234 2000
 
Parking: Attendees may choose to valet park for a flat rate of $58.00 per car and subject to availability. Alternatively, the Wintergarden, which is located within the hotel complex, has over 500 spaces and competitive pricing. Secure Parking has direct access to Hilton via levels 5 or 6. View their rates here.